Light-Heavyweight prospect Oscar Ahlin scored a dominant second round stoppage of a “Game”, but overmatched Achilles Szabo in the main event of a Boxing card held behind closed doors in an undisclosed location on Saturday night in Brussels, Belgium. Ahlin dropped Szabo in the first round with a left hook to the body. This was followed by a second knockdown with a left hook to the head in round two. Although Szabo continued to get up, it was clear that he was simply outclassed in this fight. After a third knockdown from a right hand to the head, Szabo again arose from the canvas only to be floored for a fourth and final time as the referee stopped the fight. Official time of the stoppage was 1:57 of round two. Oscar Ahlin advances to 19-2, with 17 Knockouts. Achilles Szabo falls to 25-25, with 14 Knockouts.
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In the Middleweight division, unbeaten prospect Julien Demeyer scored a fourth round stoppage of veteran Daniel Rashdan. Demeyer consistently forced the action on Rashdan, who mostly fought defensively throughout. Rashdan was deducted a point in round three after repeatedly dropping his mouthpiece and after a brief exchange of punches that was frankly Rashdan’s best offensive showing in the fight, the bout was stopped at thirty-five seconds of round four when Rashdan appeared to indicate he did not want to continue. Julien Demeyer advances to 5-0, with 5 Knockouts. Daniel Rashdan falls to 5-10, with 2 Knockouts.
In the first of two Jr. Middleweight bouts on the card, undefeated prospect Jan Helin outworked veteran William Vargas over six rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory. Jan Helin advances to 7-0, with 4 Knockouts. William Vargas falls to 3-15-1, with 0 Knockouts. This was followed by Nabil Messaoudi, who in his professional debut only needed one left hook to the jaw of veteran Samuil Dimitrov to end their bout at just twenty-five seconds of the first round as Dimitrov was unable to beat the count after being knocked down. Nabil Messaoudi advances to 1-0, with 1 Knockout. Samuil Dimitrov falls to 2-10-1, with 1 Knockout.
This card, which was promoted as “Back To Business “ and broadcast worldwide on combat sports network FightNight Live’s Facebook page was originally scheduled for late August, but was delayed due to a rise of COVID-19 cases in the country of Belgium in what is an ongoing global epidemic. While clearly this card served as a way for rising prospects to resume their careers after being inactive for in some cases several months due to the epidemic, it will be interesting to see if they are able to increase the level of their opposition in their next outings. Of course, that will likely be determined by the status of COVID-19 throughout the world as promoters and fighters continue to try to adapt, operate, and compete in unprecedented times.
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